A Case of Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma Presenting with Diffuse Cystic Lesions

Benjamin Adrian, Pascaline Priou, Jacques Cadranel, Gonzague De Chabot, Marie-Christine Rousselet, Thierry Urban, Frédéric Gagnadoux
2021 Case Reports in Oncology  
The main causes of diffuse cystic lung diseases include lymphangioleiomyomatosis, pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome, lymphoid interstitial pneumonia, light chain deposition disease, <i>Pneumocystis jirovecii</i> pneumonia, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and desquamative interstitial pneumonia. Diffuse cystic lung diseases are rarely caused by a malignant process, which are secondary to metastases from sarcomas and gastrointestinal and gynecologic adenocarcinomas.
more » ... adenocarcinomas. Here, we present a rare case of invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma associated with progressive diffusion of cystic lesions, revealed by chronic cough and progressive shortness of breath. It is important for clinicians to be aware of this unusual imaging manifestation of lung cancer, to avoid misdiagnoses.
doi:10.1159/000515863 pmid:34248557 pmcid:PMC8255696 fatcat:vxpanmdwvfezvcznwmqeag3iii